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Re2Live Project - Closing Event 

Electrification of road vehicles is taking off fast and more of these lithium-ion battery pack powered vehicles can be seen on our roads. But what to do when the battery reaches end-of-life? Can these pose opportunities (or challenges) for our companies? Can we re-use these retired batteries in other applications or recycle them and how shall we organise this in an economic viable way? The Flemish research COOCK project Re2Live investigated these questions and the main findings will be presented during this public event.  

Why participate? 

This event will provide you with the main conclusions from the VLAIO COOCK project Re2Live, giving you insights in the opportunities and challenges related to the end-of-life value chain of batteries from electric vehicles, including aspects on transport and logistics, automation and dismantling, remanufacturing and possible re-use and recycling.  

This event  is intended for all companies and other stakeholders that are interested in the potential of the value chain of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, including professionals from the logistics sector, packaging sector, technology & automation sector, automotive sector, battery technology sector, energy sector, recycling sector, policy makers, researchers,... 

What topics will be covered? 

  • Transportation and packaging of end-of-life lithium-ion battery packs; 

  • Dismantling process and automation; 

  • Refurbishment and Repurposing of lithium-ion battery packs; 

  • Second life applications; 

  • Recycling of lithium-ion batteries; 

  • Circular economy and business models; 

  • Policy recommendations. 

  • Language: English. Participants can speak their own language 

12.30 a.m. 

Welcome (with light lunch) 

13.00 p.m. 

Introduction & objectives Re2Live project 

- by Eric Verlinden, VIL & Jean-Marc Timmermans, Agoria 

13.10 p.m. 

Keynote on outlook of future development of battery technology 

- by Dr. Marcel Meeus, Sustesco 


13.35 p.m. 

Presentation of the main results of the Re2Live project 

- by consortium partners VIL, Sirris 

14.00 p.m. 

Coffee break 

14.15 p.m. 

Continued: Presentation of the main results of the Re2Live project 

- by consortium partners VUB, VITO and Agoria 


15.00 p.m. 

Debate on the challenges and opportunities related to the end of life lithium-ion batteries from vehicles 

- with panelists: Dr. Jan Tytgat, Umicore, Dr. Marcel Meeus, Sustesco 

15.45 p.m. 

Keynote on Regulatory framework & Battery passport 

- by Patrick Van den Bossche, Agoria 

16.15 p.m. 

Conclusions & outlook 

- by Jean-Marc Timmermans, Agoria 

16.30 p.m. 

Networking drink 

Invited Speakers 

  • Dr. Marcel Meeus, Sustesco 

  • Dr. Jan Tytgat, Umicore 

  • Patrick Van den Bossche, Agoria 


Agoria, in collaboration with VIL, Sirris, VUB and VITO 

Contact person 

Jean-Marc Timmermans (+32 477 89 49 83) 


In the project "Re2Live" VIL, Sirris, VITO and VUB investigate how Flemish companies can respond to the opportunities in the growing market of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Spearhead clusters Flux50 and SIM and technology federation Agoria act as supported partners. 

 Practical information 

Date: Thursday 2nd of June 2022 (starting at 12h30) 

Venue: BluePoint Brussels 

Format: Live 

Participation fee per person: 

·     Free participation for members of the Re2Live project steering committee with a maximum of  2 free entrance tickets per company. 

·     Free participation for members of Agoria, VIL and Sirris: maximum 1 free entrance ticket per company. 

·     Additional participants (members of Agoria, VIL and Sirris) : 85€.  
We will check and contact you in case all free tickets for your company have already been allocated. 

·      Non-members : 150€ per participant 

·      Cancellation fee: 80€ in case of no-show 

You can register via this link 



Start: June 2, 2022
12:30 AM
End: June 2, 2022
4:30 PM

BluePoint Brussels, Boulevard Auguste Reyers, Brussels, Belgium

Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Brussels Bruxelles

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